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Nintendo 3DS eStore To Be Available From Day One

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo has confirmed that the digital downloads store for its upcoming 3DS hand-held games console will be available at launch.

The 3DS eStore will allow users to download games and applications directly to the console.

Contrary to an earlier report from Wired, which indicated the store would not be ready at launch day and would be released at a later date via a firmware update, a Nintendo spokesperson has confirmed to EuroGamer that the eStore will be up and running from day one.

Even though the web browser and the eStore will not come included in the device's firmware, users will be able to get both from firmware update to be released on launch day, the spokesperson said.

The eStore will come with new 3DS titles, DSiWare titles, retro games like Super Mario, game trailers and demos, as well as special apps designed for the hand-held. Nintendo's 3DS, which offers 3D gaming without the need to wear special glasses, will be launching in the UK on 25 March.